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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

May 6-12 • May 13-19May 20-26 May 27-31

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Lonely Heartstring Band — classic Bluegrass quintet combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies • 8 pm • info and tickets ($24/$22 or $12 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra • “Music from the Heavens” — Bach Cantata No. 51, featuring Soprano Chelsea Basler with Ryan Noe on trumpet, followed by Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. • 4 pm • Glens Falls High School • Info and tickets ($25-$36) at www.theglensfallssymphony.org or 518-793-1348

 

Helsinki Hudson • Varla Jean Merman, a character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an American actor, singer, and drag performer • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($30/$35) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Mahaiwe • The Joey Alexander Trio, earning praise from jazz greats from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis • 7 pm • $29 – $84 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Williams • Anna DeLoi ’18, harp • 3 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Gef Fisher ’18, guitar and Evelyn Mahon ’18, mezzo-soprano • 5 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Stephen Ai ’18, piano • pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu


THEATER
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Home Made Theater presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (runs April 21, 22,. 27-29; May 4-6) • 2 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Tully“ — A young mother forms a unique bond with her thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (runs May 4-17) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Reiki Share takes place May 6, 1-3 pm at the office of wellness coach Joyce Getty, 4318 State Route 22, Salem, NY across from Borador Animal Hospital). Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is gentle, non-invasive, and recipients remain fully clothed.Reiki practitioners of all levels and lineages and people who have no experience with Reiki are welcome. There is no charge, but please bring non-perishable food or a monetary donation for the Salem food pantry. To RSVP and for more information.


 


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MUSIC

 


Caffè Lena • Open mic night • Sign-up is 7 pm to 7:25 pm Show at 7:30 / 2 songs or 10 minutes • info at www.caffelena.org

 

Williams • Chris Hough Deane ’19, clarinet • 5:30 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Viola Studio Recital • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

FILM


Images • “Tully“ — A young mother forms a unique bond with her thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (runs May 4-17) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Southern Vermont College ShiresPress Students’ Readings. Three student authors discuss their debut novels published by Shires Press Publishing Program • 5 pm • details at www.northshire.com

 

 


 

Tuesday
8

 

MUSIC

 


Caffè Lena • JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Chuck Lamb Trio and John Ellis • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Williams • Small Jazz Ensembles • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

THEATER

 

Sand Lake Center for the Arts • Join Matinee Theater Players as they present their newest murder mystery, “Three Ring Revenge” written by Karleen Hayden. For years the Circus Palari Perfecta has been losing money and they are now having their Farewell Feast, honoring their founder and benefactor, Ms. Gilly Donniker…or are they really honoring her?? Find out today • 1 pm • 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • Tickets ($10) can be reserved at www.slca-ctp.org or call 518-674-2007

 

FILM


Crandall Library • film “Wonder Woman” (2016) --When an American pilot crashes on the shores of her sheltered island paradise, and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana, who was trained as a warrior, leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat • 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Images • “Tully“ — A young mother forms a unique bond with her thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (runs May 4-17) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • ticketed event at Skidmore: an evening with Katherine Applegate, winner of the Newbery Medal for “The One and Only Ivan.” She discusses her new book “Endling #1: The Last” with fellow author Steve Sheinkin • 5:30 pm • in Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway • ticket info at www.northshire.com

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MUSIC


Williams • MIDWEEK MUSIC • 12:15 pm (bring lunch) • Chapin Hall • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Flute Studio Recital • 5:30 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

FILM

 

Images • “Tully“ — A young mother forms a unique bond with her thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (runs May 4-17) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Upper Hudson Peace Action • annual potluck dinner featuring speaker Medea Benjamin, one of America’s best-known 21st-century peace and social justice activists • 5:30 pm • at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 10 North Main Avenue, Albany NY (between Madison & Western). Please bring a dish to share. • Suggested donation: $25. Free admission for students • Please RSVP 518-595-9324, info@peaceact.net




 

 

Thursday
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Alan Kaufman, Andy Cohen, and Linda McRae • 7 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Crandall Library Live! Folklife Concert:, Fara, which brings together four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene • 7 pm • Community Room

 

Williams • Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Kimberly Harrington in conversation with Erik Shonstrom presents her book “Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

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MUSIC

 


Arglye Brewing in the Depot, Broad Street, Cambridge NY presents Gurf Morlix in concert, reserved seating tickets available through brownpapertickets.com 7:30pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Berkshire Radio Group presents “Refugee” The Ultimate Tom Petty Tribute Band • 8 pm • Colonial • tickets ($24-$44), and more info at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Jeremy Wallce Trio with special guest Sunny War • 8 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • The Huntess And Holder Of Hands — MorganEve Swain • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Williams • Bass Studio Recital • 4 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Wind Ensemble • 8 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu

 

FILM

 

Images • “Tully“ — A young mother forms a unique bond with her thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (runs May 4-17) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) hosts its annual Incarceration in America conference from May 11 - 12 around the topic of immigration detention • in the CAPA Symposium on Ωnington’s campus. • Registration is requested by May 3. All events are free, open to the public • Please check www.bennington.edu/events for the most up-to-date information.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Mira T. Lee in conversation with Ron Powers presents her debut novel “Everything Here is Beautiful” about two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loss, and heartbreak • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • an evening with Syrian-American novelist Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar who discusses her debut novel, “The Map of Salt and Stars,” with Terence Diggory of the Saratoga Immigration Coalition • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Claverack Free Library • annual spring book and plant sale. A special preview reception is being held today from 5-7 pm. For a $10 entry fee, buyers enjoy refreshments and have first choice of all books at early bird (double) pricing. After this preview the remainder of the book sale takes place Sat. and Sun. • 629 State Route 23B • info at 518 851-7120


Northshire Classic Mystery Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “The Valley of Fear” by Arthur Conan Doyle • 2 pm • at the bookstore • For more info or to join this group contact Louise Jones at ljones@northshire.com=

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MUSIC

 


Battenkill Chorale presents “RISING ABOVE THE BATTLEGROUND: The Music of France and Belgium”(also on 5/13). Joseph Jongen, Mass, Op. 130, and works of Flor Peeters, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, and Charles-Marie Widor. Janet McGhee, Artistic Director; Gene Marie Callahan, Guest Conductor; Erich Borden, Accompanist; with Soloists Sara White, Paula Sawyer, Michael Gallagher, Nicholas Lasoff • today’s time, 7 pm • Immaculate Conception Church 67 Main St. Hoosick Falls, NY • Purchase tickets in advance ($20) by calling 518-692-7458 or emailing battenkilltickets@gmail.com

 

Caffè Lena • Heather Maloney — Massachusetts-based singer songwriter with a soulful voice and songwriting style that explores themes of spirituality — with opener Ken Yates • 8 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Close Encounters with Music • program “ACRONYM BAROQUE – The Faux and the Fabulous” • 6 pm • Mahaiwe • info and tickets ($27-$50) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Safe At Home - A Benefit For Hudson Little League • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($25-$35) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Sand Lake Center for the Arts • performance by Skye Trio — Cellist Abby Newton, guitarist Lyn Hardy, and pianist Selma Kaplan with special guest Abby’s violinist daughter Rosie combine their individual talents to perform the traditional music of Scotland and the US • 8 pm • 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • Tickets (adults $18; under 18 $10) can be reserved at www.slca-ctp.org or call 518-674-2007

 

Williams • Christine Pash ’18, soprano • 1 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Angela Yeo ’18, soprano and Tiffany Sun ’18, mezzo • 3 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Abigail Soloway ’18, violin • 5 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

Williams • Jack Ferguson ’18, bass • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

THEATER


PS21 presents Nancy Rothman as Erma Bombeck in a Staged Reading of “At Wit’s End”(also on May 13) • today’s time, 8 pm • at PS21’s new theater located at 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY • tickets ($20/$15) and info at www.ps21chatham.org

 

FILM

 

Images • “Tully“ — A young mother forms a unique bond with her thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (runs May 4-17) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Kristin Nicholas presents ”Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room“ 3 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Patricia A. Nugent presents the anthology “Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

(the) Georgi • Plant Sale. Sale includes items from the Georgi gardens, annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets. Vendors are welcome at $20 per space. Indoor spaces are limited and offered on a first come/first serve basis. Outdoor locations are available as well. • 9 am-noon • For more info contact Coordinator, Wendy Bordwell at 518-854-3773 or info@thegeorgi.com

 

Claverack Free Library • annual spring book and plant sale (runs May 11, 12 & 13). The weekend offers book lovers the region’s largest selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction titles and children’s books, all organized by subject beneath the tents. Today’s sale also features live plants – vegetable, annuals and perennials – as well as an offering of gardening and landscape design books • today’s times, 9 am-3 pm • 629 State Route 23B • info at 518 851-7120

 

Repair Cafe • Today, got a broken lamp? A sock with a hole? A ripped out seam? A necklace with leaking rhinestones? A knife that has ceased to be the sharpest blade in the drawer? Bring it to our volunteer “fixers” for free repairs • 1-4 pm • Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road (Route 7)


Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation welcomes spring with the 2018 Historic Homes Tour, an opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes of the East Side neighborhood of Saratoga Springs • 10 am -4 pm • For more information or to purchase tickets ($30-$45), please visit www.saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030.

 

Wallingford Community Bike Safety Day • Free helmet fitting, an obstacle course, bike safety inspections, prizes, face painting, refreshments and more • 10 am-12:30 pm • at the Wallingford Elementary School, Wallingford, VT • For more info or to volunteer, contact Rotarian Co-Chair Adrian Eisler at 802-446-7011 or GE Co-Chair Rodney Ward at 802-446-3672